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reamer

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noun ream·er \ˈrē-mər\

Definition of reamer

  1. :  one that reams: as a :  a rotating finishing tool with cutting edges used to enlarge or shape a hole b :  a fruit juice extractor with a ridged and pointed center rising from a shallow dish



Illustration of reamer

1825

First Known Use of reamer

1825


Medical Dictionary

reamer

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noun ream·er \ˈrē-mər\

Medical Definition of reamer

  1. :  an instrument used in dentistry to enlarge and clean out a root canal




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "reamer" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "reamer"


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